What does it mean when someone says you dont have a backbone?
Correspondingly, what do you call a person with no backbone?
nl?s ) adjective. If you say that someone is spineless, you mean that they are afraid to take action or oppose people when they should. [disapproval]
Likewise, what does have some backbone mean? Show Some Backbone. The backbone is really just another word for spine. The form of this idiom is to "show" or "demonstrate" some backbone, meaning, to demonstrate to others that you are not a chicken (coward), but rather, a brave and vigorous person.
Likewise, what does backbone mean in slang?
noun. metaphor: having a "backbone" endows one with courage, will. Why do you let your manager take advantage of you? Grow a backbone. See more words with the same meaning: brave.
What does moral backbone mean?
(adjective) guided by or in accordance with one's sense of right and wrong. (adjective) concerned with principles of right and wrong or conforming to standards of behavior and character based on those principles.